Mary Had A Little Lamb

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Millereg

But it was her pet, and so she couldn't stand the thought of cooking it in a Shepherd's Pie. So she used vegetables instead. And the lamb was happy.

Top Review by CookingTimeForMe

I made this mostly because I liked the title - it turned out tasty, too. I did use regular vegetable broth and real salt because I didn't have the other things on hand, though.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the potatoes in a medium saucepan of salted water.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes and put them back into the saucepan along with 1 teaspoon of the salt and ¼ teaspoon of the pepper.
  4. Mash the potatoes over very low heat, gradually incorporating the cream and 4 tablespoons of the butter.
  5. Cover and set aside.
  6. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter over moderately low heat.
  7. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 10 minutes.
  8. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  9. Stir in the sliced turnip or rutabaga, Brussels sprouts, carrots, chopped cabbage, carrots, thyme and the remaining ½ teaspoon each of salt and pepper.
  10. Mix well.
  11. Stir in the broth and bring to a simmer.
  12. Cook over moderate heat, covered, until the vegetables start to soften, 5 to 10 minutes.
  13. Uncover, increase the heat to moderately high, and cook until the vegetables are tender and almost no liquid remains in the pan, about 10 minutes longer.
  14. Heat the broiler.
  15. Transfer the vegetables to a 9-inch pie plate, spread the potatoes over the top, and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

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